In a harshly worded opinion, New York's Court of Appeals on Wednesday ended Brooklyn Surrogate Michael H. Feinberg's judicial career. The state's high court said that in rubber-stamping, with no oversight, some $8.5 million in attorney fees to a friend, Feinberg "demonstrate[d] a shocking disregard for the very law that imbued him with judicial authority." It rejected Feinberg's defense that he neglected to read the Surrogate's Court Procedure Act and was simply ignorant of his responsibilities.
Judge Loses Seat After Showing 'Shocking Disregard' for Law
New York Law Journal
July 1, 2005